Free article section

You are reading a Free article. Apply for a subscription to access all the valuable information on the website Sports Law & Taxation

The Olympic Channel: FIFA signs up to provide Soccer content

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw FIFA, the World Governing Body of Association Football (Soccer), has signed an agreement, on 13 December, 2016, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide content to the Olympic Channel ( The Channel was launched, on 21 August, 2016, by the IOC following the conclusion of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. Under their agreement, FIFA will provide the Olympic Channel with news access and content licences to promote soccer within the Olympic Movement. FIFA has joined 36 International Sports Federations and IOC-recognised Associations, who have already signed up and are contributing to the Olympic Channel. Other major sports bodies, who have yet to sign up to the Olympic Channel, include the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations); the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation); and the IHF (International Handball Federation). The Channel provides original programming; live sporting events; highlights; news coverage; and magazine shows and is on air 24/7/365. Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw is an International Sports Lawyer, Academic, Author and Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He may be contacted by e-mail on ‘This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Journal

Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports feature: articles; comparative surveys; commentaries on topical sports legal and tax issues and documentation.

The unique feature of Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports is that this Journal combines for the first time up to-date valuable and must-have information on the legal and tax aspects of sport and their interrelationships.

The Editors

The editors of  the Journal Sports Law & Taxation are Professor Ian Blackshaw and Dr Rijkele Betten, with specialist contributions from the world's leading practitioners and academics in the sports law and taxation fields.

The Editors

Managing editor
Dr. Rijkele Betten

Consulting editor
Prof. Dr. Ian S. Blackshaw

Editorial board

Prof. Guglielmo Maisto
Maisto e Associati, Milano

Dr. Dick Molenaar
All Arts Tax Advisors, Rotterdam


Mr. Kevin Offer
Hardwick & Morris LLP, London

Mr. Mario Tenore
Maisto e Associati, Milano


Nolot BV
St. Jorisstraat 11
5211 HA  's-Hertogenosch
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.